Born and raised by Japanese parents in Los Angeles, Louie has lived a natively Japanese-English bilingual life from his youth. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in environmental science with an emphasis on marine and coastal ecology at California State University, Monterey Bay. Upon graduating, Louie worked as an STEM educator and counselor at a nonprofit organization while volunteering as a Guest Experience Volunteer Guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, educating visitors from around the world about marine biology, ecology and sustainable seafood. Louie moved to Japan in 2016 to join Ocean Outcomes (O2) where he supported FIP/AIP development. He currently works within the Fishery Program at Seafood Legacy to continue the work of advancing sustainability of Japanese fisheries.